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Apple abandoned the iPhone X

# **Apple abandoned iPhone X** **Apple devices released in 2017 or earlier cannot update to iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.** According to the list published on Apple’s website, iOS 17 is compatible with devices using A12 Bionic processor or higher. That means the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X cannot be upgraded to the new version. iPhone models that support iOS 17 include iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and later. With iPadOS 17, compatible devices include iPad mini 2019 (5th generation) and later, iPad 2018 (6th generation) and later, iPad Air 2019 (3rd generation) and later, and iPad Pro models ( except for the first-generation 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch models). It is noteworthy that iPad 2018 using A10 Fusion chip can still be upgraded to the latest version. Last year, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 stopped supporting a wide range of devices such as iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE 2016, 7th generation iPod touch, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4. Although no longer able to upgrade to the new version, devices running iOS 16, iOS 15, and iOS 12 will still receive patches for critical vulnerabilities. iOS 17 was launched by Apple at the WWDC 2023 conference taking place at dawn on June 6 (Vietnam time). Notable features on this version include portraits for each contact, sharing of personal information via AirDrop (NameDrop), using language modeling to improve word guessing. In addition, the iPhone will have a Journal journal application, a horizontal always-on mode (Standby), a series of improvements to the messaging app such as converting voice messages to text or Check In to notify loved ones when to a safe place. Meanwhile, iPadOS 17 brings a series of new features such as adding widgets to the lock screen, interacting with widgets on the home screen, adding the Health application (Health), editing PDF files, and alerting when the device is placed. too close to the eye and some similar improvements to iOS 17. Even with support for upgrading to iOS 17, some features will not be available on older devices. For example, the mode to add AR effects based on hand gestures in FaceTime for iPhone 12 and later. In addition, the device too close warning feature also only supports iPad Pro 2021 (3rd generation) and later. Developer beta versions of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will be released on June 6. The public beta for users is expected to be released in July, when the official version will be updated in the fall at the same time as the iPhone 15 launch.



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